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Random Thoughts on Lee-Jackson Day

Yes, Virginia, there is a holiday. When I had my first government job way back in the dark ages Virginia celebrated the third Monday of January as Lee-Jackson Day. When the same day was recognized on the federal level as Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, for a time Virginia celebrated Lee-Jackson-King Day. I swear I …

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This was not the birthday Jeff Davis was looking for

U.S. Representative and Senator from Mississippi, the 23rd U.S. Secretary of War, and the President of the Confederate States of America Jefferson Davis was born on this day in 1808. (died 1889) On the June 2, 1865, known as Evacuation Sunday, and the eve of his 58th birthday, Davis, his Cabinet, and the last remaining …

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